The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is the largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry. Since our inception in 1933, we have leveraged the strength and size of our membership, which includes a robust federation of state associations, affiliated conferences, and individuals, to successfully help our member companies grow.
As the recognized leader in transportation advocacy, ATA diligently educates and guides policymakers about the essential role that trucking plays in the economy. We have developed and nurtured relationships with key White House staff, lawmakers, and regulators within the federal government. We leverage these relationships to fight to enact laws and policies that support the future of our industry and create a healthy and prosperous environment for our member companies.
We provide our members with the answers, advice, and tools needed to grow and support their businesses. Our staff is comprised of subject matter experts that are available to advise and support each employee within our member companies.
Additionally, we offer complimentary access to reserve members of our leadership team for speaking engagements. These engagement opportunities allow our member companies uninterrupted time to ask deeper questions, network, and hear about ATA’s priorities firsthand
We know the industry landscape is always changing; therefore, it’s imperative to connect with other like-minded business owners and professionals who have vast industry knowledge. ATA hosts a variety of industry-leading conferences and meetings that brings members together to network among peers and engage in the exchange of information.
ATA works to advance the trucking industry by keeping those inside and outside the industry well informed.
A company transporting goods for compensation. As an ATA For-Hire Member, your company, from executives to operations, safety, security and human resources managers, will have access to the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions for your business.
A company hauling goods whose primary business activity is not transportation service. You haul your own freight, and it’s imperative that your fleet runs as cost-effectively as possible. An ATA membership provides you with the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions for your fleet.
A non-carrier company that markets goods or services to the trucking industry. As a supplier to the industry, you provide valuable products and services to the trucking industry and ATA works to connect you to a critical marketplace. ATA members benefit from the use of the ATA logo, plus a listing in ATA’s Allied Directory enables further reach on your products and services.
A company without a fleet, that is not an industry specific supplier and does not have a motor carrier division(s) within its corporate structure. As a Shipper who hires motor carriers to haul your products, it’s imperative that you stay informed of industry developments. An ATA membership provides you with the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions for your business.